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The more the merrier? Differing family dynamics affect quality of childhood

Gabriella Backus, Editor-In-Chief March 25, 2019

Family dynamics are convoluted, messy and sometimes filled with drama. No matter how crazy you think your family might be, it’s undeniable that the family you are born into shapes your personality. Psychologists...

New Years Resolutions and those that are actually taken seriously

Amara Del Prato, Entertainment Editor March 25, 2019

It’s only been a few weeks since 2019 began, but most students’ New Year’s resolutions are already fading into nonexistence. According to U.S. News, 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions become...

Millenial Failure — the “Snowflake Generation”

Jasmine Prasad, Staff Writer March 25, 2019

In recent years, Americans have seen high of college dropout rates; according to The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), the typical completion rate for four year colleges is only 35%. These rates coincide...

Marajuana is a new major at uni

Jasmine Castillo, Opinion Editor March 25, 2019

Ever wondered how to harvest marijuana at its peak potency? There’s a class for that. Some colleges are offering marijuana-themed courses and majors in order to satisfy the explosive marijuana growing...

Personalized Hydroflasks are today's must-have item

Personalized Hydroflasks are today’s must-have item

Alisa Aistrup, Feature Editor March 25, 2019

Often plastered with stickers and marked by dents, Hydroflasks are glorified thermoses that keep liquids cold or hot for hours. However, the real question is if these thermoses are worth the expense. Hydroflasks...

Illustration by Mabel Gutierrez

Caffeine levels in energy drinks can be harmful

Sydney Jasper, Staff Writer March 25, 2019

Bang, Redbull, Rockstars, Monsters, Nos and 5-hour Energy are just some of the many energy drinks sold on market shelves. Billed as drinks that increase physical performance, energy and alertness, these...

Don’t delete college emails — they might be watching

Devyn Inong, Feature Editor March 25, 2019

With overflowing inboxes, students often ignore emails from colleges and universities — apparently a no-no to college admission officials. In fact, colleges are starting to track these seemingly unimportant...

CP vs AP classes: battle of the labels

Lilly Lim, Feature Editor March 25, 2019

As students progress through their four years of high school, they often claim the division between “easy, lazy” College Preparation (CP) classes versus “difficult, intellectual” Advanced Placement...

Disability accomidations for those with mental-health issues

Bailey Kirkeby, News editor, Managing Editor, Entertainment Columnist March 25, 2019

A recent study concluded that as many as one in four students at some elite colleges in the U.S. are now considered “disabled,” earning extra time on tests and other accommodations. Such a large number...

Supreme court in an ongoing battle to restrict prayers before meetings

Dylan Eguiluz, Staff Writer March 25, 2019

The ongoing controversy behind school board prayers may soon be reaching the Supreme Court, ultimately deciding whether the prayers are in violation of the First Amendment. Prayers within public schools...

Harder than it looks: First year English teacher Jasmine Flores says teaching is “emotionally draining” because of
the work she must put in beyond her regular teaching day.

Nation braces for anticipated teacher stortage

Poor working conditions most common reason teachers give for leaving
Amara Del Prato, Entertainment Editor March 25, 2019

Teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District were back at work after a week-long strike over pay and working conditions — but a larger threat might be looming: attracting and retaining enough...

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Grief compounds makeup work after absences

Lilly Lim, Sports Editor January 10, 2019

After missing one day of school from being sick, students often struggle to catch up and learn the previous day’s lessons, turn in missing assignments and make up quizzes or tests. However, when a family...

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